April 2006


How Useful

“The Benchwarmer” Reviews by Professional Movie Reviewers: “…the best jokes are in the trailer, and the rest involve nose picking, vomiting, spitting and farting.” -E! Online “…not terrible, not terrible at all.” -James Parker, Boston Globe “…pitiful excuse for a movie…” -Lou Lumenick, New York Post “…a movie with a nice number of laughs and an encouraging message.” -Pete […]

B4BY N4M35

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The Magical Fruit

A recent article on BBC News reports that scientists have developed a method of creating “super-nutritious but flatulence-free beans”. Beans are a cheap and key source of nutrition especially in the developing world, but many people are thought to be put off by anti-social side-effects. That puts a funny/tragic picture in my mind of one […]

All Seeing Screen

I read in a Slashdot article yesterday that Apple has patented the concept of a display that is capable of taking pictures as well as displaying them. The clever idea is to insert thousands of microscopic image sensors in-between the liquid crystal display cells in the screen. Each sensor captures its own small image, but […]

Matrimonial Moneysaving

Weddings are seriously expensive. You could always go to Vegas, but even that involves airfare. Besides I always thought that was kind of cheating. Here are some ways you could save money:

What are the hep cats spoutin’?

A thread over at Ask MetaFilter is enlightening folks on current slang. As a Gen-Xer, I usually find myself pseudo-ironically using “rad” or “awesome” whenever I think something is totally killer. When a friend asked what word college students use now-a-days, I had to admit that I’m officially an out of touch old fogey. I […]

Farmer John

In the break room at work yesterday someone had laid out some movie coupons. Good for three days only, the coupons could be used to see a movie at any Marcus theater for only $3.00. This is an interesting marketing technique by theaters to get movie patrons to come back – as long as they […]

Two Thumbs Down

Netflix has recently undergone a website redesign, adding some functional and aesthetic changes. Among them, an annoying AJAXy way of adding movies to your queue, improved “friends” functionality, and better integration for buying DVD’s. I’m not sure if you could do this before, but now I’ve been shown you can see the top 25 movies […]

Queens Makes For Interesting Lists

Zervas emails to point out an interesting list of facts about Queen Elizabeth. The Queen turned 80 on April 21st. Interesting things pertaining to Queen Elizabeth: A statute from 1324, at the time of the reign of King Edward II, states that: “Also the King shall have … whales and sturgeons taken in the sea […]

$12k Just for Smug? Nah.

The Hybrid Accord is in danger of being pulled from the Honda lineup since customers are not impressed with what little the car has to offer. The hybrid boasts MPG ratings of 25/34, nearly identical to the automatic version at 24/34 and actually less than the manual transmission model at 26/34. But but but, the […]

Not Blue

Colors that aren’t blue: Optimistic Red Happy Orange Great Gray Perfect Purple Fine Fuchia I’m good, how are you? Yellow

Colding, Colding, Cold

Endgadget: Miller will be the first domestic brewer to utilize Tempra’s self-cooling cans for dropping your drink’s temperature a minimum of 30ºF on command. Miller’s self-cooled offerings should begin showing up in finer distributors nationwide starting sometime next year, and as you can probably imagine, a sixer of these high-tech brews isn’t going to come […]


The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is now available at various online booksellers. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the deity of a parody religion to protest the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to biological evolution. Here are some of the awesome things pastafarians believe: <ol> <li>An invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster […]

Olfactory Blues

I guess I can get into the spirit a little bit. A new fragrance from fresh: A forbidden blend of patchouli, cannabis and rose, this sensual fragrance captures the raw energy of a man and the desire for him. It’s only $75 for 100ml. Here are some other ways you could smell like pot for […]

Toning it Down

Alternate (and less threatening) names for burgeoning nuclear power Iran: <ol> <li>IJogged</li> <li>ISkipped</li> <li>ISkedaddled</li> <li>ILovebabies</li> <li>IRock*</li> <li>IQuit</li> </ol> *Taken

White Stripes®

Jim Diamond, the sound mixer from the 2000 White Stripes album “De Stijl”, is suing the White Stripes. He says he deserves a portion of the royalties from the album since he helped developed the band’s “signature sound”. I was aware of the importance of sound mixers. They certainly have a lot to do with […]

It’s A Man Eat Dog World

A Louisiana newspaper is reporting that a man all goofed up on PCP and coke was walking down the street in his underware, covered in blood. When the dog he was carrying (and talking to) was examined, they found the ear all mangled and eaten. Surgeons were able to fix the dog up and even […]

Robot Snakes On A Plane

After seeing this CNN article, Tim writes in to say: We all know the day cannot come soon enough for the release of the blockbuster film Snakes on a Plane, but it would be irresponsible for us to think of a blockbuster movie without considering an equally epic sequel. Therefore, I present to you “Robot […]

One Million

From The Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society: Les Stewart of Queensland, Australia began typing the numbers from one to a million — in words — in 1982. It took him 16 years, seven typewriters, 1000 ink ribbons, and 19,990 sheets of paper to finish. And he did it all with one finger. He took […]

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